We discuss these and other questions in a team that includes several universities. Inspired by teaching projects, it is our wish to extend our (hitherto) university-based engagement with climate change and music to a larger public, to share the results of teaching and research, and to contribute to a future-oriented style of music education.
The goal is to reach out – because music in particular can open doors “that (…) remain closed to politics or science” (Markus Rindt, artistic director of the Dresden Symphony Orchestra).
Thinking about the future can be fun and encourage people to explore creative alternatives and design utopias. Design Thinking asks: What if…? This is why our online platform should entice people to reflect, stimulate exchange and create networks between all kinds of music-related professions. We aim to present projects and initiatives, promote events, bewerben, provide information on research and publications, and collect and distribute (teaching) strategies and materials for the discussion of climate change in music education.
We are looking forward to suggestions, hints, contributions and cooperations!